#2 DANANG

21 - 23 February, 2023Sheraton Grand Danang, Vietnam

#2 DANANG

21 - 23 February, 2023Sheraton Grand Danang, Vietnam

BAMBOO BUILDING, BIG BRANDS AND BANH MI

For our first Asian excursion SESSIONS headed to Danang, a dynamic location reflective of the changing face of Vietnam.

Located right on the beach, host venue the Sheraton Grand provided state-of-the-art conference facilities and capacious outdoor event spaces nestled alongside infinity pools, lush vegetation and private cabanas.

Additional to a synchronised meeting schedule, matching the right specifiers with the right suppliers, our guests enjoyed a compelling itinerary that included elements of Symposia and Sustenance.

Louis Thompson, CEO of Nomadic Resorts, gave a keynote opening address on ‘The Beauty of Bamboo’ as well as leading Sustenance workshops in which guests got hand’s on with the wonder material, constructed a temporary light touch structure as the backdrop for our closing night dinner.

Peter Cuong Franklin, chef and culinary ‘ambassador’ for Vietnam with its incredible gastronomic heritage, explored the importance of food, flavours and family in the country of his birth.

David Kaye, Brand Director for Wink Hotels and former editor-in-chief for some of Vietnam’s leading lifestyle magazines, looked at the dynamic, changing face of Vietnamese hospitality, in relation to wider, global trends under the heading ‘Shift Happens’.

Meanwhile ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ offered informal and intimate storytelling from the likes of Clint Ngata (Blink Design Group), David Hodkinson (Studio Noor), Virginie de Paeuw (The Design Lab) and Piya Thamchariyawat (EDG Design).

Our Sustenance programme gave the opportunity for meditative and relaxing activities including yoga and lantern making.

GALLERY


AGENDA

ALL DAY

ARRIVALS & CHECK-IN


14:00 - 18:00

SUSTENANCE: DISCOVERING DANANG


19:00 - 22:00

SOCIAL: WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER

06:00 - 07:00

SUSTENANCE: YOGA


0700 - 09:00

BREAKFAST


09:30 - 10:30

SYMPOSIUM: BAMBOO BEACH BEAUTY WITH LOUIS THOMPSON – CEO, NOMADIC RESORTS


10:30 - 10:45

COFFEE BREAK


10:45 - 12:45

SYNC: SUPPLIER X SPECIFIER MEETINGS


12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH


14:00 - 15:20

SYNC: SUPPLIER X SPECIFIER MEETINGS


15:20 - 15:40

COFFEE BREAK


15:40 - 16:30

SYMPOSIUM: 'CULTURE OF CUISINE' WITH CHEF PETER CUONG FRANKLIN


16:30 - 18:00

SUSTENANCE: BODY & SOUL / ART & CRAFT


19:30 - 23:00

SOCIAL: DINNER AT SHERATON GRAND DANANG

06:00 - 07:00

SUSTENANCE: YOGA


07:00 - 09:00

BREAKFAST


09:30 - 10:30

SYMPOSIUM: SHIFT HAPPENS: A CULTURE TRIP THROUGH VIETNAM TODAY WITH DAVID KAYE, WINK HOTELS


09:30 - 10:45

COFFEE BREAK


10:45 - 12:45

SYNC: SUPPLIER X SPECIFIER MEETINGS


12:30 - 13:40

LUNCH


13:40 - 14:10

SYMPOSIUM: SUPPLY SNAPSHOT WITH MAURO GASPAROTTI – SAVILLS HOTELS ASIA


14:10 - 15:30

SYNC: SUPPLIER X SPECIFIER MEETINGS


15:30 - 15:45

COFFEE BREAK


15:45 - 16:30

SYMPOSIUM: 'TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED' WITH CLINT NAGATA (BLINK DESIGN), DAVID HODKINSON (STUDIO NOOR), VIRGINIE DE PAEUW (THE DESIGN LAB) AND PIYA THAMCHARIYAWAT (EDG DESIGN)


16:30 - 17:30

SUSTENANCE: BODY & SOUL / ART & CRAFT


19:00 - LATE

SOCIAL: BAREFOOT BAMBOO DINNER ON THE BEACH

ALL DAY

GUEST DEPARTURES


SPEAKERS

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